General damages are damages to which a precise monetary value cannot be assigned. The value of these damages is more subjective, and is calculated based on a person's particular situation. Some of the most common general damages are: compensation for a plaintiff's physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional turmoil caused by the plaintiff's injuries, physical impairment or disfigurement, loss of consortium and economic support in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit. It's often hard to assign monetary values to these types of damages. This is because these damages affect different people in different ways.